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    Performance of NbSi transition-edge sensors readout with a 128 MUX factor for the QUBIC experiment

    Salatino, M. and Bélier, B. and Chapron, C. and Hoang, D.T. and Maestre, S. and Marnieros, S. and Marty, W. and Montier, L. and Piat, M. and Prêle, D. and Rambaud, D. and Stankowiak, Guillaume and Thermeau, Jean Pierre and Torchinsky, S. and Henrot-Versille, S. and Voisin, F. and Ade, P.A.R. and Amico, G. and Auguste, D. and Aumont, J. and Banfi, S. and Barbaràn, Gustavo and Battaglia, P. and Battistelli, E. and Bau, A. and Bennett, D. and Bergé, L. and Bernard, J.-P. and Bersanelli, M. and Bigot-Sazy, M.-A. and Bleurvacq, N. and Bonaparte, J. and Bonis, J. and Bordier, G. and Breelle, E. and Bunn, E.F. and Burke, D. and Buzi, D. and Busselli, A. and Cavaliere, F. and Chanial, P. and Charlassier, R. and Columbro, F. and Coppi, G. and Coppolecchia, A. and Couchot, F. and D'Agostino, R. and D'Alessandro, G. and De Bernardis, P. and de Gasperis, G. and De Leo, M. and De Petris, M. and Di Donato, Andres and Dumoulin, L. and Etchegoyen, A. and Fasciszewski, Adrián and Franceschet, C. and Gamboa Lerena, M.M. and Garcia, B. and Garrido, Xavier and Gaspard, M. and Gault, A. and Gayer, D. and Gervasi, M. and Giard, M. and Giraud-Héraud, Y. and Gómez Berisso, Mariano and González, M. and Gradziel, Marcin and Grandsire, L. and Guerrard, E. and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Harari, D. and Haynes, V. and Incardona, F. and Jules, E. and Kaplan, J. and Korotkov, A. and Kristukat, C. and Lamagna, L. and Loucatos, S. and Louis, T. and Lowitz, A. and Lukovic, V. and Luterstein, R. and Maffei, B. and Masi, S. and Mattei, Angelo and May, A.J. and McCulloch, M. and Medina, M.C. and Mele, L. and Melhuish, S.J. and Mennella, A. and Mundo, L.M. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Murphy, J.D. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Olivieri, E. and Paiella, A. and Pajot, F. and Passerini, A. and Pastoriza, Hernan and Pelosi, A. and Perbost, C. and Perdereau, O. and Pezzotta, F. and Piacentini, F. and Piccirillo, L. and Pisano, G. and Polenta, G. and Puddu, R. and Ringegni, P. and Romero, G.E. and Schillaci, A. and Scóccola, Claudia G. and Scully, S. and Spinelli, S. and Stolpovskiy, M. and Suarez, F. and Tartari, A. and Timbie, P. and Tristram, M. and Truongcanh, V. and Tucker, C. and Tucker, G. and Vanneste, S. and Viganò, D. and Vittorio, N. and Watson, B. and Wicek, F. and Zannoni, M. and Zullo, A. (2018) Performance of NbSi transition-edge sensors readout with a 128 MUX factor for the QUBIC experiment. Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 10708. p. 107845. ISSN 0277-786X

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    QUBIC (the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology) is a ground-based experiment which seeks to improve the current constraints on the amplitude of primordial gravitational waves. It exploits the unique technique, among Cosmic Microwave Background experiments, of bolometric interferometry, combining together the sensitivity of bolometric detectors with the control of systematic effects typical of interferometers. QUBIC will perform sky observations in polarization, in two frequency bands centered at 150 and 220 GHz, with two kilopixel focal plane arrays of NbSi Transition-Edge Sensors (TES) cooled down to 350 mK. A subset of the QUBIC instrument, the so called QUBIC Technological Demonstrator (TD), with a reduced number of detectors with respect to the full instrument, will be deployed and commissioned before the end of 2018. The voltage-biased TES are read out with Time Domain Multiplexing and an unprecedented multiplexing (MUX) factor equal to 128. This MUX factor is reached with two-stage multiplexing: a traditional one exploiting Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs) at 1 K and a novel SiGe Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) at 60 K. The former provides a MUX factor of 32, while the latter provides a further 4. Each TES array is composed of 256 detectors and read out with four modules of 32 SQUIDs and two ASICs. A custom software synchronizes and manages the readout and detector operation, while the TES are sampled at 780 Hz (100kHz/128 MUX rate). In this work we present the experimental characterization of the QUBIC TES arrays and their multiplexing readout chain, including time constant, critical temperature, and noise properties.

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    Additional Information: Cite as: M. Salatino, B. Bélier, C. Chapron, D. T. Hoang, S. Maestre, S. Marnieros, W. Marty, L. Montier, M. Piat, D. Prêle, D. Rambaud, J. P. Thermeau, S. A. Torchinsky, S. Henrot-Versillé, F. Voisin, P. Ade, G. Amico, D. Auguste, J. Aumont, S. Banfi, G. Barbarán, P. Battaglia, E. Battistelli, A. Baù, D. Bennett, L. Bergé, J.-Ph. Bernard, M. Bersanelli, M.-A. Bigot-Sazy, N. Bleurvacq, J. Bonaparte, J. Bonis, G. Bordier, E. Bréelle, E. Bunn, D. Burke, D. Buzi, A. Buzzelli, F. Cavaliere, P. Chanial, R. Charlassier, F. Columbro, G. Coppi, A. Coppolecchia, F. Couchot, R. D'Agostino, G. D’Alessandro, P. de Bernardis, G. De Gasperis, M. De Leo, M. De Petris, A. Di Donato, L. Dumoulin, A. Etchegoyen, A. Fasciszewski, C. Franceschet, M. M. Gamboa Lerena, B. García, X. Garrido, M. Gaspard, A. Gault, D. Gayer, M. Gervasi, M. Giard, Y. Giraud-Héraud, M. Gómez Berisso, M. González, M. Gradziel, L. Grandsire, E. Guerrard, J.-Ch. Hamilton, D. Harari, V. Haynes, F. Incardona, E. Jules, J. Kaplan, A. Korotkov, C. Kristukat, L. Lamagna, S. Loucatos, T. Louis, A. Lowitz, V. Lukovic, R. Luterstein, B. Maffei, S. Masi, A. Mattei, A. J. May, M. A. McCulloch, M. C. Medina, L. Mele, S. Melhuish, A. Mennella, L. M. Mundo, J. A. Murphy, J. D. Murphy, C. O'Sullivan, E. Olivieri, A. Paiella, F. Pajot, A. Passerini, H. Pastoriza, A. Pelosi, C. Perbost, O. Perdereau, F. Pezzotta, F. Piacentini, L. Piccirillo, G. Pisano, G. Polenta, R. Puddu, P. Ringegni, G. E. Romero, A. Schillaci, C. G. Scóccola, S. Scully, S. Spinelli, M. Stolpovskiy, F. Suarez, A. Tartari, P. Timbie, M. Tristram, V. Truongcanh, C. Tucker, G. Tucker, S. Vanneste, D. Viganò, N. Vittorio, B. Watson, F. Wicek, M. Zannoni, and A. Zullo "Performance of NbSi transition-edge sensors readout with a 128 MUX factor for the QUBIC experiment", Proc. SPIE 10708, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IX, 1070845 (9 July 2018);
    Keywords: Bolometric Interferometry; CMB instrumentation; Cosmic Microwave Background; SiGe Application Specific Integrated Circuit; Superconducting QUantum Interference Device; the QUBIC experiment; Time-Domain Multiplexing; Transition-Edge Sensor;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 13431
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    Depositing User: Dr. Créidhe O'Sullivan
    Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 08:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
    Publisher: Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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